the_end_is_rear: Earlier in the summer, the high rise I work in had a power failure. Back up generators did not kick on so they building was emptied.We all had to head down the stairs to exit. No big rush.However, on the way down we came upon the cows. Sorry if that sounds cruel, but they were.These people were in the late 20's,30's, 40's and were out of breath walking down the stairs. None elderly and none handicapped. Just Fat.Basically we were all trapped behind them. But given that it was a non emergency situation, it was just something to deal with on the way down.But it makes me wonder if this had been a 9-11 situation and we were trying to get out of the building how things would have been?Should we all have perished because this people have decided to live like they do?Ones lifestyle choices can effect everyone.
TV's Vinnie: The guy is certainly a Chunk, but he's got a point. The whole BMI index racket pretty much is a distorted standard of "perfection". It's like the way Barbie dolls make some girls feel inadequate because their body shapes don't conform to the freakishly unhealthy proportions of Barbie & Ken.Not everyone can be a Greek marble statue with ZERO % body fat, and I sure hope not! How did they ever reproduce with tiny little peckers like that?
hailin: Some parents need it. My sister was gripping the other day she got a letter about my niece being overweight. I said she could stand to lose a few pounds and my sister went on a tirade how she has asthma and can't exercise. I said she could do yoga, pilates, swimming, or any number of low impact exercising WHILE watching what she eats. My sister screamed back at me how she only lets her kids eat healthy things.Then not four hours later she posts on Facebook how they made edible cookie-dough, monkey bread, pudding, and were having chocolate pancakes for dinner. "Just another Friday movie night!" Yup...so healthy and nutritious. Gee I just can't fathom why my niece has weight issues./My BIL has also been chubby his whole life, so genetics work against her.//He also works PT a McD's which is dinner most nights when my sister is too lazy to cook///Sister hasn't cooked dinner in two weeks that I know about.
FatherChaos: Ruben Navarrette[farm4.staticflickr.com image 250x272]This guy has written so many (terribly-written) articles trying to defend illegal immigrants.
Itstoearly: Oh look, a cheap easy device that would give a pretty accurate body fat percentage reading: http://www.amazon.com/Omron-Logic-Monitor-model-HBF-306C/dp/B00006WNP U
Daemonik: Here's a truth people don't mention too often, the human body is designed to get fat. The human body WANTS to be fat, because it's a farking survival mechanism we've relied on for the last million years or so to get through famines.
Rurouni: If the human body was designed to get fat, then please explain the multitude of health issues associated with being fat.
firefly212: Slam1263: BMI again.Great, can we also talk about other really cool "School of Vienna" scientific marvels.Like phrenology and eugenics?Spend the energy blaming the metrics or fixing the problem, fatty.
Publikwerks: firefly212: alizeran: Because internet.[img545.imageshack.us image 500x334]It's all diet coke in there... that means it is good for you, right?She's watching her figure
Genju: Break out the calipers and start pinching the porkers. BMI isn't a good measure at all.[www.builtlean.com image 322x247]/Sits between 9% and 13% depending on what phase of lifting I'm in.
alizeran: Because internet.[img545.imageshack.us image 500x334]
Genju: Break out the calipers and start pinching the porkers. BMI isn't a good measure at all./Sits between 9% and 13% depending on what phase of lifting I'm in.
Girl Sailor: Bottom line - when the weather gets cold here, parents are reminded to dress kids appropriately so they don't freeze their plump little butts off during recess. Though you would think it's intensely obvious to any halfway sentient person that a kid needs to wear a coat when it's 25 degrees out, not all parents get it. I don't see how this is any different.
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